Composer: Gustav Mahler
Orchestra: Bamberger Symphoniker
Conductor: Jonathan Nott
Number of Discs: 2 SACD-R
Bit Depth: 64(2.8 MHz/1 Bit)
Number of channels: 5.1, 2.0
Size: 3.49 GB
Scan: yes (PDF)
Jonathan Nott, Bamberger Symphoniker / Mahler – Symphony No. 9
Symphony No. 9 1:23:27
01. I. Andante comodo 29:45
02. II. Im Tempo eines gemachlichen Landlers – Etwas tappisch und sehr derb 15:37
03. III. Rondo-Burleske: Allegro assai 12:45
04. IV. Adagio – Sehr langsam und noch zuruckhaltend 25:20
This recording is perfectly timed for the centenary of Mahler’s 9th Symphony. Jonathan Nott and his Bamberger Symphoniker have added a moving, powerfully expressive interpretation to the extensive discography. By choosing measured tempi for the outer movements, Nott and this totally committed orchestra achieve a fantastic sound.
BBC Music Magazine
There’s space, silence in the twilight zones and unerring inner clarity of the embattled textures, but also just the right amount of impetus towards the movement’s three big collapses. The great Adagio finale, too, delays the most impassioned strains until it really counts. …a fine achievement in a towering symphony.
…a remarkably lucid account that gradually builds from a notably spacious first movement to a luminously intense account of the finale. What seems at first to be a well crafted, intelligently musical performance has, by the end, become something much more remarkable.
Mahler’s last completed symphony is a colossal test of both orchestra and conductor. Here the players pass with flying colours…[Nott’s] aim of bringing out Mahler’s latent modernism by emphasising extremes is good in principle, and often works well.